25-15. AXLE NO. 1 AND 5 DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY REPAIR (CONT).
Make sure pinion shaft does not move while backlash is being measured or incorrect
reading will result.
With the aid of an assistant, hold yoke (1)
while turning differential gear (2)
counterclockwise until gear stops to take up
Shaft from dial indicator must be
at right (90 degree) angle to face
of tooth when in contact.
Install dial indicator on differential gear
Turn differential gear (2) clockwise until it
Record differential gear to
pinion shaft backlash and
contact pattern. Backlash
should be 0.010 to 0.016 in.
(0.254 to 0.406 mm).
Check differential gear (2) to pinion
shaft (4) backlash as measured on dial
indicator and contact pattern.
Turn differential assembly
Unstake adjusting nut (5) from pinion
With the aid of an assistant and using flange
holder and socket, remove adjusting nut (5)
from pinion shaft (4). Discard adjusting nut.
Remove flange assembly (6) from pinion
Separate dust cover (7) from flange
Remove oil seal (8) from axle housing (9).
Discard oil seal.